For a very long time I viewed tipping as an over and above payment for a job well done. While I still believe that is the purist's definition, I realize that it has taken on a very different meaning in everyday life in the United States. Because of … [Read more...] about Tipping Etiquette When Your Restaurant Bill Is Reduced
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My mother is extremely frugal. She stretches the money her and my father have by painstakingly evaluating every purchase for value, and getting every drop of use out of their possessions. But while visiting them for Thanksgiving I saw that they were … [Read more...] about Lack Of Knowledge Can Cost You Money
On Thanksgiving morning people would pick up a copy of the weekend paper and spend the afternoon looking through the Black Friday ads for great deals as the holiday shopping season kickoff was upon us. That's changed quite a bit over the last few … [Read more...] about 4 Things To Keep In Mind On Black Friday
There are a number of ways to save when considering eating out. Some people approach cutting eating out costs by splitting their meals, ordering water instead of alcohol or adding lemon and sugar packets to water to make lemonade … [Read more...] about The Macaroni Grill Menu is Ideal for Savers
We became friends with a family that moved into the neighborhood from Kentucky. They've since moved away, but for a few years we had a tradition of spending Thanksgiving together since they didn't have any family nearby. We would have short … [Read more...] about How Much Do You Spend On Thanksgiving Dinner?
The pain was excruciating. I knew exactly what I had done as soon as I felt the burning sensation on the bottom of my foot. I had walked outside on my patio in stocking feet to dump the contents of my charcoal starter into my grill. In doing so, a … [Read more...] about Financial Decisions That Have Long Lasting Effects